I’m the type of person who would give you a book for Christmas. Books are gifts that keep on giving; even after you’ve finished them, you can read them over and over for inspiration and entertainment. So here are some really awesome books…
1. My Drowning – Jim Grimsley
This is excellent literary fiction that gives you a glimpse inside rural North Carolina. It makes you think about the power of memory and what it means to truly come of age.
2. The Doctor’s Lady – Jody Hedlund
I have not read this book yet, but I have heard great things about it. I read Ms. Hedlund’s first book, The Preacher’s Bride and thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s a Christian historical romance that takes place in the 1830s.
3. Inside of a Dog – Alexandra Horowitz
For the dog lover on your list, this book explains how dogs perceive the world and discusses what it might be like to live inside a dog’s body. It’s a scientific book, but the language is easy for any reader to grasp.
4. Can I Wear My Nose Ring to the Interview? – Ellen Gordon Reeves
This book is excellent for recent college graduates; it gives a good overview of how to go about the search for your first full-time job. Ms. Reeves discusses resumes, cover letters, what to wear (and what not to wear) on interviews, and much more. As the title of the book would indicate, this information is conveyed with a lighthearted touch.
5. Chains – Laurie Halse Anderson
This engaging story is great for children who think reading about history is boring. The brave characters and action-packed storyline will bring the world of the Revolutionary War to life.